My mother and my youngest brother both have Macbooks, so I need to sort out their application upgrades from time to time. And, over Christmas at my father's house, I did the requisite checks and upgrades to my brother and step-sister's MacBooks and my father's iMac. Screen-sharing allowed me to do those at my leisure, on my own machine, and sitting in front of a roaring fire with booze clutched desperately in my claws instead of being out in the cold at the top of the house.
Via Daring Fireball, there are several ways in which to enhance the screen-sharing application* and add new features, and this MacWorld article shows you how.
Now I just need to work out the best way in which to form a VPN to my father and mother's houses and then I can do the tune-ups and technical support from the comfort of my own home...
* You can also add some very powerful features to Safari—including pretending to be another browser and being able to view and edit CSS**, etc.—through the Debug menu. This article explains how, but essentially you quit Safari, launch a Terminal window and paste in the following:
defaults write com.apple.Safari IncludeDebugMenu 1
Then relaunch Safari: you'll find the Debug menu in the top menu, to the right of Help.
** Particularly useful is the Inspect Element feature. Navigate to a webpage, select any part of the page and click the second mouse button (or Control-click): you'll get a contextual menu, the bottom item of which is Inspect Element.
Select this and the window will darken, and another window will pop up with all of the information that you could possibly want for the page, including CSS, HTML, any scripts, etc.; it even shows you the time that each element takes to load.
UPDATE: a classic comment from an Anonymous.
you suck shit you faggot you are a capitalist racist and imperialist and you support the exploitation of the third world shit eating cunt face
Well, Anonymous, I see that you were taught English language, grammar and syntax at one of our illustrious state schools—despite the fact that your use of the word "faggot" suggests that you originally hail from the Land of the Free.
As to your charges, yes, I am a capitalist. I must admit that, yes, I also support the creation of job prospects—that are not solely limited to prostitution—in the Developing World. I'm no racist or imperialist and nor do I indulge in coprophilia or man-love, I'm afraid. Still, two out of six isn't too bad for someone of your—obviously painfully limited—education.
I don't know quite what your problem is—apart from your frustration at being so numinously pig-ignorant—but may I recommend that you go suck the rancid scum from Polly Toybee's cunt?